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Blog Posts in 2014

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Real Women's Heart Attack Stories

When women have heart attacks, their symptoms may be ignored even in the ER, because their symptoms might not fit the normal guidelines that most people recognize. Some women may only have pain in the ...
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Exploring the Role of Technology in Modern Healthcare

The picture of healthcare has evolved dramatically over the past decades as more advanced technologies have become available for care management, diagnostics, and medical treatments. In this video, ...
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What You Need to Know to Stay Safe on the Road during the Holidays

Whether your holiday plans include a long road trip or a short commute to parties and family events, you will want to keep some road safety rules in mind as you hit the road this season. Roads tend to ...
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Holiday Travel Tips to Help You Prevent Common Winter Illnesses

Traveling is an essential part of the holiday season for many people, but it can raise your chances of getting sick by exposing you to a vast world of germs on planes, at gas stations, in the airport, ...
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Taking a Closer Look at the Flexible Bronchoscopy Procedure

If you see your physician presenting respiratory problems marked by symptoms such as trouble breathing, chronic coughing, and wheezing, you may be scheduled for a bronchoscopy procedure. This ...
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What to Expect When You Need Dialysis

When the kidneys are not able to function properly as filtration systems for the body, patients may need dialysis to filter the blood of toxins, waste, and excess fluid. This treatment may be offered ...
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Exploring Some of the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Stroke

When it comes to stroke, the best treatment comes within four to five hours of the onset of symptoms. Problematically, many people are not able to identify stroke symptoms, so treatment is often ...
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The Seniors' Guide to Flu Season

If you are over the age of 65, flu season might be a bigger threat to your health than it is for younger individuals. Flu-related deaths are most common among older adults, who are already more ...
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What Are the Costs of Dementia?

There are several conditions that may cause dementia, and they are most frequently diagnosed in older adults. Some types of dementia are reversible, but many are progressive and will continue to get ...
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When Should You Consider Having Your First Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a screening that can identify colon cancer while the disease is still localized and highly treatable. Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in both men and women, so ...
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A Glance at Suicide Prevention

Suicide doesn’t just affect individuals who take their own lives; it can also be devastating for the friends, family members, educators, and coworkers of those individuals. For this reason, ...
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Surprising Ways Smoking Can Impact Your Health

Most people are familiar with the significant effects that smoking can have on respiratory and cardiac health, but there are many other ways that cigarette smoking can damage the body. While the risk ...
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What Are the Best Foods to Eat When You Have Diabetes?

Patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can benefit from a healthy diet that allows the body to get more energy from food without significant spikes in blood sugar that could lead to ...
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Signs That your Child Could Have Type 1 Diabetes

Juvenile or type 1 diabetes accounts for only 5% of diabetes diagnoses, but it is an area of significant diabetes research since its causes are less clear than type 2 diabetes and other forms of this ...
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Steps for Staying Fit and Healthy This Holiday Season

During the winter, it may be easy to gain a few pounds and relax on your fitness routine as you get into the holiday spirit. Many people tend to rely on their New Year’s resolutions to get back ...
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Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month: What Are the First Signs of Alzheimer's?

One of the largest misconceptions surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia is that these conditions are a normal part of the aging process. While older adults may have a ...
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Regional Medical Center Physicians Talk About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition in which patients experience multiple seizures that affects about 1-2% of the world’s population. It is the second most common neurological disorder behind stroke that ...
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Minimally Invasive Stenosis Treatment at Regional Medical Center of San Jose

Back pain is not an unfamiliar problem for Americans, as it is a leading cause of missed work days and long-term disability. In many cases of back pain, stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal canal, ...
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Should Your Child Really Be Taking Antibiotics

The discovery of antibiotic medication is perhaps one of the most significant developments that led to the advances of modern medicine, but these drugs are far from a cure-all. In fact, the United ...
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What Role Does the Liver Have in Your Body?

Saying that the liver is an important organ is a bit of an understatement, considering that the liver is responsible for filtering harmful substances out of the bloodstream, producing enzymes and ...
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Recognizing Depression as a Medical Concern

More than 19 million Americans are suffering from clinical depression, but despite the staggering number of patients, there is still a big misunderstanding about how serious this mental illness is. ...
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Know Which Habits May Affect Your Cancer Risk

When you combine the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the United States, they collectively account for the second-highest number of fatalities among adults, topped only by heart disease. While ...
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Exploring the Myths About Breast Cancer and Its Treatment

Breast cancer is a disease that all women should be aware of, but the long list of myths surrounding breast cancer may keep you from making informed decisions about your breast care. Despite popular ...
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What Is the Future for Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

Mammograms are typically considered the gold standard for breast cancer screening and with today’s sophisticated digital technologies, mammography is more reliable than ever as a screening tool. ...
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How to Get Your Cholesterol in Check

If the doctor at your local heart hospital informs you that your cholesterol levels could be improved, he or she may recommend medications. However, lifestyle changes are also a crucial component of ...
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